MaryEllen K. Bishop

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Indianapolis, IN

Cohen Garelick & Glazier
 | 8888 Keystone Crossing Boulevard, Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-573-8888
Fax: 317-574-3855
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (50%)
Attorney Profile

A partner of Cohen Garelick & Glazier, MaryEllen K. Bishop focuses her practice on estate, business and trust planning and administration and probate and trust litigation. She represents clients in the greater Indianapolis area as well as throughout the State of Indiana.

Ms. Bishop graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 1979 and from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1982 with a JD. Ms. Bishop has dedicated her career to assisting clients with all of their estate and trust planning needs. Over the past 30 years, she has repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to her clients by showing them the dedicated representation they need from their lawyer. She joined Cohen Garelick & Glazier in 2009. Ms. Bishop has published several articles on estate planning and probate, and she has taught several estate planning and probate courses for Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, which provides on-going training to attorneys in the state.  She is co-chair of the Midwest Estate, Tax and Business Planning Institute and is presenter for the Hoosier CLE Indiana Law Survey.

Ms. Bishop is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and Tax Court, the Supreme Court of Indiana, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana. She is a Board-certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board, she attained an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell – the highest rating conferred upon an attorney by this respected lawyer peer review system. Ms. Bishop is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and a Master Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Indiana University.  She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis.  Ms. Bishop is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in practice areas of Estates and Trusts and Trust and Estate Litigation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Estate & Trust Litigation (50%): Will Contests

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 17 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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About MaryEllen Bishop

Admitted: 1983, Indiana

Professional Webpage: http://www.cgglawfirm.com/Bio/MaryEllenBishop.asp

Honors/Awards:

  • Member of the Board of Trustees for Indiana University
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Council (ACTEC)
  • FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager(SM), 2009 - Present
  • Master Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
  • The Best Lawyers in America in Practice Area of Estates and Trusts and Trust and Estate Litigation, 2006 - Present, 2018
  • Distinguished Fellow, Indianapolis Bar Foundation

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer, Trust and Estate Specialty Board Serve on Testing Committee for Trust and Estaet Specialty Board, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983
  • Chair, Estate Planning and Administration Section, Indianapolis Bar Association, 2006
  • Co-Chair, Written Publications Committee for Res Gestae, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning Council of Indianapolis
  • Indiana, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Indiana University Women's Colloquium Planning Committee, 2008 - Present
  • Executive Council, Probate and Trust Section, Indiana State Bar Association, Real Property, 2006 - Present
  • Member, Indiana Probate Code Study Commission, 2001 - 2005
  • Secretary to the Board of Visitors, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • Co-Chair, Planned Giving Committee, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2008 - 2011
  • Vice President, Board of Managers, Indianapolis Bar Association, 1999
  • Member, Probate Review Committee, Indiana State Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • International Chair, Indiana University Alumni Association, 2007 
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past National Chairwoman, Indiana University Alumni Association, 2006
  • Member of Steering Committee for the Indiana University Indianapolis Women's Philanthropy Conference, 2018
  • Past Secretary, Kiwanis Club of Meridian Hills
  • Member of the Steering Committee, Indiana University Women's Colloquium
  • Board of Directors, Visiting Nurse Foundation, 1996 - 1997
  • Former Alumni representative on the Indiana University Athletics Committee
  • Former Member, Board of Visitors for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Member, Alpha Chi Omega
  • Elected Member of the Indiana University Board of Trustees

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Master Chair, "Probate Skills", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), 1994
  • Master Chair, "Probate Skills", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), 2006
  • "Recent Legislation and Cases in Estate Planning & Probate", Hoosier CLE- Indiana Law Survey, Presenter, 2018
  • "What's New in Estate Planning and Administration", Indianapolis Bar Association, 2002 - Present, Presenter, 2018
  • Program Chair, "Basic Will and Trust Drafting", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), 1999
  • Program Chair, "Basic Will and Trust Drafting", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), 2001
  • "The Long and Winding Road to Probate Court", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • "Planning Your First Probate Administration", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • Program Chair, "Practical Probate", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • "Basic Probate", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF)
  • "Indiana Law Update", Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), 2004 - Present
  • "Elder Law", National Business Institute
  • Co-Chair of the Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Institute, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF), 2012 - Present, Presenter, Co-Chair , ICLEF, Accounting, Financial Advising And Trust, Law, 2018

Educational Background:

  • Indiana Univeristy Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1982
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business, B.S., 1979

Industry Groups

  • Board Certified Indiana Trust And Estate Lawyer By The Trust And Estate Specialty Board
  • Fellow Of The American College Of Trust And Estate Counsel
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Office Location for MaryEllen K. Bishop

8888 Keystone Crossing Boulevard
Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Phone: 317-573-8888

Fax: 317-574-3855

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Last Updated: 11/27/2018

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